Roberta Vinci life and biography

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Roberta Vinci biography

Date of birth : 1983-02-18
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Taranto, Italy
Nationality : Italian
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2022-02-18
Credited as : tennis player, Roberta Vinci partner Errani, Roberta Vinci ranking

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Roberta Vinci is an Italian tennis player who started playing tennis at age 6. As of 2 April 2012, Vinci is ranked world no. 19 in the WTA Tour Rankings. Vinci has won 16 WTA Tour titles, six in singles and ten in doubles.

In doubles, she won five major tournaments and reached the world No. 1 position. She also reached a career-high ranking of world No. 7 in singles, in May 2016. She is the fourth Italian woman to have reached the top 10 in singles, after Flavia Pennetta, Francesca Schiavone and Sara Errani. At 33 years and 4 days old, she became the oldest player ever to debut in the top 10.

Self-described as nice, clever, polite, Vinci won the 1999 French Open in girls' doubles with fellow Italian Flavia Pennetta. She qualified for her first Grand Slam at the 2001 US Open, but lost to Martina Suchá in the first round.

In 2009, Vinci qualified for the Brisbane International and defeated Anna-Lena Grönefeld in the first round, before losing to top seed Ana Ivanović in the second. She then fell to fellow Italian Corinna Dentoni in the qualifications for Moorilla Hobart International. Vinci lost to eventual quarterfinalist Carla Suárez Navarro in the first round of the 2009 Australian Open. Vinci also played for Italy's Fed Cup team in the Fed Cup World Group stage versus France. Italy won 5–0.

Vinci reached the second round of the Grand Prix SAR La Princesse Lalla Meryem held in Fes. After she defeated Mariana Duque Marino in the first round, she lost to qualifier Polona Hercog in the second. At the Premier Mandatory event Internazionali BNL d'Italia, Vinci lost in the first round to Kateryna Bondarenko. She then beat María José Martínez Sánchez in the first round of the Mutua Madrilena Madrid Open, and then was beaten by Vera Dushevina in the second.

Vinci beat no. 31 Anastasia Pavlyuchenkova in the second round to set up a third-round matchup with no. 2 Serena Williams.

In 2011, Vinci scored the biggest win of her career in Toronto, beating defending champion and world no. 1 Caroline Wozniacki, 6–4, 7–5, in the second round of the Rogers Cup. In the second set, Vinci rallied from 1–5 down and saved multiple set points, before going on to win the match. In the third round, she defeated former world no. 1 Ana Ivanović, 7–6(3), 6–2.

As of 15 August 2011, she was ranked world no. 19.

As the 18th seed, at the 2011 US Open, Vinci made it to the third round. In the first round, she defeated the Romanian Irina-Camelia Begu, 6–3, 6–4. She then defeated Alizé Cornet, 6–2, 6–3. In the third round, she was sent home by Andrea Petkovic, 4–6, 0–6. Despite losing in the third round, this was Vinci's best performance so far in the US Open.

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